Discrete and Innovative
Maureen Whelihan, MD, FACOG
Palm Beach County, FL
The Center for Modern Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Maureen Whelihan, is dedicated to a discreet and innovative health care experience for Palm Beach County. Conveniently located in Boynton Beach, the practice offers the most advanced care options for patients of all ages from including men and women. Services include evaluation for medical marijuana, hormone therapy, management of sexual problems and low libido.
Dr Whelihan is committed to providing patient-centered, compassionate care aimed at supporting optimal health and wellness, relieving symptoms, and diagnosing and treating diseases. The Center for Modern Medicine is in a relaxing environment designed to help every patient feel at ease.
Our Center is conveniently located in Boynton Beach near I-95.
Dr Whelihan has always been on the cutting edge of new therapies to promote overall health and wellness. She has been practicing Sexual Medicine since 2005 and enjoys helping individuals and couples with their sexual concerns. The field of Medical Marijuana is new to Florida and changing constantly so Dr Whelihan has made every effort to bring you the most up-to-date information to achieve optimal results.
Consultation initial $200
6 month follow up $200
Form Fee (optional)* $50
You will be given instructions at the visit on how to fill out the forms for receiving your ID card. The fee you pay directly to the Department of Health is $75.
*We can complete this form for you if you come with a passport photo for an optional form fee.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research. Washington, DC
Cannabinoids likely have a natural role in pain modulation, control of movement, and memory.
The natural role of cannabinoids in immune systems is likely multifaceted and remains unclear.
The brain develops tolerance to cannabinoids.
Animal research demonstrates the potential for dependence, but this potential is observed under a narrower range of conditions than with benzodiazepines, opiates, cocaine, or nicotine.
Withdrawal symptoms can be observed in animals but appear to be mild compared to opiates or benzodiazepines, such as diazepam (Valium).
MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACTS
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine reviewed 10,700 abstracts and found strong evidence for the use of cannabis in multiple medical conditions.
Unlike with FDA-approved drugs, there is a lack of standardization in medical marijuana preparations, and medical marijuana has not undergone the FDA drug approval process. We will be discussing the most current information available and will suggest a “Start low and go slow” approach with our patients
Experts are still figuring out how CBD works in the body. It is thought to stimulate serotonin receptors and inhibit pain receptors.
Whether inhaled or consumed orally or by drops, cannabis does have analgesic properties. Its pain-relieving effects are similar to that of codeine's analgesic effects, but its mechanism of action is different. Results of a year-long study with 215 study patients, showed significant improvements in pain intensity among the medical cannabis users compared with placebo.
Medical grade marijuana is tested for impurities and mold and, therefore, is often more expensive than recreational cannabis.
The use of CBD and Medical Marijuana does NOT include the following:
*The possession, use or administration of cannabis by smoking.
*The transfer of cannabis to a person other than the qualified patient for whom it was ordered.
*The use of cannabis on any form of public transportation, in any public place, in a qualified patient’s place of employment, if restricted by his or her employer, in a state correctional institution, on the grounds of a preschool, primary school, or secondary school or any school bus or vehicle.
Who Should not use Medical Marijuana?
⦁ People with active unstable ischemic heart disease
⦁ Pregnant women
⦁ People with a history of psychosis or first degree relative with schizophrenia
Other concerns linked to marijuana use include:
⦁ Dangerous driving or other risky behaviors
⦁ Lung irritation
⦁ Dependence or addiction to marijuana
HOW CAN I GET IT?
Any individual may register for medical marijuana if a doctor certifies that they suffer from one or more of the following conditions:
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above
Post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition
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